Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Small, round, purple-flushed, inedible leaves are topped, from June to September, by dense clusters of tiny pink flowers borne on red-purple stems. As it matures, the foliage turns dark green. Marjoram is a long-flowering perennial that makes a colourful edging plant for a sunny, well-drained border or herb garden. It thrives on alkaline soil, an important consideration when planting a site recently cleared of builders' rubble.
- Garden care: Cut back old faded flower-heads and stems in spring.
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